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Art Gallery Assistant

Organization: Springboard Arts Chicago

Art Gallery Assistant

Part -Time (25-30 hours a week including weekend hours)

Wicker Park

We're launching a new art gallery and this position presents a great opportunity to work with fine art and be a critical part of our fast-paced team. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and friendly, with a positive attitude. 

This is a part-time position with the potential to transition to a full-time position.

Responsibilities:

  • Artwork handling including shipping/receiving artwork and assisting with installations
  • Assist in sales, client presentations, and preparation of post-sale client documents
  • Maintaining physical and online art catalog and gallery records
  • Handling communications (written and verbal) with artists and collectors
  • Ensuring the cleanliness and functionality of the space
  • Providing clerical duties, including answering phones, filing, and copying 
  • Maintaining integrity and care for both the displayed art and the artwork in storage
  • Providing general assistance to the other staff members
  • Participate at physical gallery events and handle the set up/tear down
  • Assist with gallery social media as requested

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a gallery assistant
  • Extensive knowledge of artwork handling procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and remain flexible with changing priorities
  • Excellent organization, communication, and customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with an attention to detail and consistency
  • Excellent computer skills (experience with an art inventory database a plus)
  • Ability to complete tasks in an autonomous and timely manner
  • Valid IL driver's license

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@springboardarts.com